Six investigation papers opened so far for Semenyih polls


22 Feb 2019, 8:55 pagi

Updated a year ago


SEMENYIH POLLS | A total of six investigation papers have been opened from 24 police reports received during the campaign period for the Semenyih by-election since last Saturday.

Kajang deputy police chief Mohd Sabri Abdullah said one of the papers involved an alleged offence by a political party for organising a talk without a permit last night in Beranang.

"This means that including the talk yesterday, we have received and opened investigation papers on two reports classified under Section 24B of the Election Offences Act 1954," he said in a press conference held in conjunction with the by-election at the Kajang police headquarters here today.

He said as of yesterday, a total of 104 political campaign permits had been issued by the police, with 62 permits issued for Pakatan Harapan, 35 for BN and seven permits for PSM.

"We would like to remind all political parties to comply with the law during the campaign period, including the application for permits for campaigning purposes," he said.

Sabri also confirmed receiving a report on blue oil paint splashed on a black Mercedes E200K car while it was parked on the side of the road.

He said the car was believed to have been used to transport the BN candidate to the Kampung Rinching Hulu area, and the case was being investigated under Section 427 of the Penal Code for vandalism.

In addition, he said the police received a report from a 50-year-old village head who claimed he was a victim of slander, when rumours were released he would be giving out RM100 cash to each voter. 

It is being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation.

"However throughout the campaign period, the order and security in Semenyih has been under control," he said.

On a police report lodged by the Umno Youth Movement last night over alleged attempts to buy votes by giving out hampers and offering repair work to be done under the Housing Programme for the Hardcore Poor (PPRT), he said the police had referred the case to the relevant agencies.

- Bernama

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